Packaging company Amcor has announced its commitment to science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
It has been recognised by the Science-based Targets initiative (SBTi) and builds on the firm’s EnviroAction programme, which since 2008 has reduced emissions intensity by 35% and is on track to deliver a 60% reduction by 2030.
Under the initiative, Amcor is working to make its operations more efficient by investing in product innovations, selecting less carbon-intensive raw materials and lowering the weight of its packaging to reduce the overall weight and materials needed.
The company previously pledged to design all its packaging to be recycled or reused by 2025.
Currently, 74% of its products by weight are now designed to be fully recyclable.
Amcor has also reduced the waste sent to landfill by more than 80% since 2006.
David Clark, Vice President of Sustainability at Amcor said: “For more than a decade, Amcor has been successfully reducing the footprint of its carbon and other GHG emissions. We are excited to step up those ambitions by committing to science-based targets as we continue our journey to net zero emissions.
“Importantly, these targets are just one element of Amcor’s wide-ranging sustainability strategy, which aims to reduce our direct impact on the environment, while helping our customers achieve their own sustainability ambitions. Amcor is proud of the progress we have made on our environmental goals while innovating to deliver packaging solutions that create value for all our stakeholders.”